Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes


Monday, June 8, 2015                                      7:00 p.m.                                            Town Hall

The Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. 

Officials present:  Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1stSupervisor Dan Rettler, 2ndSupervisor Tom Neubert, Treasurer Jeri Ohman (left after Treasurer’s agenda items were discussed), and Clerk Karen Herman. 

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on June 3, 2015. 

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to accept the May 14, 2015 Town Board Meeting Minutes as presented.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  Minutes were not read.

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to accept the May 14, 2015 Audit Hearing Meeting Minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  Minutes were not read.

Building Permits:         
Building Permit — None


a.)  Sheriff Department– No one present.

b.) County Preliminary Reports or Certified Survey Map (CSM) approvals:  CSM—Ronald & Tammy Volkman
MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the CSM for Volkman.  All said aye.  Motion carried.   

C.)  Treasurer’s Report on receipts, disbursements, checking, and money market accounts for totals from the
       previous month

d.)  Budget Resolution 06-2015
       No resolution needed this month.


e.)  Clerk Presents Bills and Transfers Money to Pay BillsMOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the Treasurer’s
       report, approve the bills, and transfer $33,000.00 to pay the bills.  All said aye.  Motion carried.   


f.)   Mike & Cindy Koller Division of Land to Build Home 010-029302Knutzen did not contact the Kollers.


g.)  2015-2016 Class “B” Retail Beer and Operator Licensing Black Creek Sportsman’s Club, Inc. –
       Agent:  Kyle A. Abel; Operators:  Thomas Brauer, Renee Miller, Thomas Bluma, and Jesse Beyer

       MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the 2015-2016 Beer License for Black Creek Sportsman Club; Agent
       Kyle A. Abel; and operators Thomas Brauer, Renee Miller, Thomas Bluma, and Jesse Beyer.  All said aye.
       Motion carried.


h.)  Maple Crest Subdivision Discontinuance of Land between Lot 29 and Lot 30 Requested by Landowners
       Dan & Elizabeth Hermes Public Hearing Date June 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Clerk updated the Town Board
       that the certified letters were mailed today, June 8, 2015; the notice was posted at the 3-posting places;
       and the newspaper has been notified of the Class 3 notice.

i.)  Town Hall –Board Room CabinetsTabled until the next board meeting.     


j.)  Roads–Status of Culvert on Krueger Rd in Front of Norman Steffen’s Home—Field Tile is Lower than the
– Getting estimates to determine the cost for this project.  Tabled until the next board meeting.

      Cleaning Cross Rd Culvert South of Mike Bissing home on 12 Corners RdEnds of culvert needs cleaning
      out.  Tabled until the next board meeting.

      Ballard/Culbertson Rd Culvert – install new culvert with Radtke Contractors Inc.Estimate received last
      month $3,823, whole project approximately $4,000.  Knutzen will be contacting Darrin Stingle to look at
      this situation.  Tabled until the next board meeting.

      Culvert Fallen in – Schimmelpfenning Rd Off of County Rd PP by first homeTabled until the next board

      Ditch Repair on 12 Corners Rd from Accident – $750 for repairs– Neubert will be taking care of the road
      right of ways repair.  Knutzen will bring in the accident ticket.

      Pot Holes on Town Roads– Brian Grundemann with E & G Restoration took care of patching the town pot
      holes.  Stingle Rd Bridge is an issue, hole keeps buckeling up.

      Purchase New Style of Road Sign Posts vs Old Style and 4×4 stop sign posts

      –Neubert checking into purchasing (8) fiberglass post with reflectors to place around the curves on
        Kropp Road.  Stop sign posts 4×4’s (8).

      –It was suggested to Neubert that the town purchase signage and poles to install within ¼ of the town at
        a time.  Neubert will be getting pricing.

       Scott Construction, Inc. Projects – Wedging Kropp and Ott Rds., Seal Coat Forest Rd– Wedging done for
       Kropp and Ott Roads.      


       –Brian Gruendemann with E & G Restoration will be cutting the town ditches.

       –Ballard Rd stop ahead sign has been placed.


k.)  Planning Commission – Creation of Base Farm Tract MapThe next joint Planning Commission meeting
       to update the joint Comprehensive Plan with the Village will be June 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village
       Community Center (main floor).

      Official Zoning Map needed according to approved Ordinance #01-2015Mapping received but needs
      correct title and date.


 l.)  Permits Issued/Approvals/Violations (Building & Misc.) –Donald Welch – Field Entrance, Culvert Permit

      Name should be Ken Welch.
MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept Ken Welch’s culvert permit.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


       Agenda Item:  New Culvert permit for Bob Schwister.

m.)  FIRE/AMBULANCE – PAST DUE FIRE/RESCUE RUNS – Jason Vanderwegen $446.00; Cody Plaster $714.25;
       Chelsey Keller $797.50, Tyler Schulz $766.50
Clerk updated the board regarding Cody Plaster’s
       collection process.

       Town Ordinanceneeded for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies for runsThe Chairman presented an
       ordinance which has been approved by the Black Creek Fire Dept. and Village of Black Creek.  The
       ordinance needs clarification and will be updated to reflect the changes which were discussed.

n.)   Ryan Rohan – Hwy 54 Recycling Compliance ResultsRyan Rohan has contacted Knutzen the day he
       received the letter from our attorney.

o.)   Set Dates for Open Book and Board of Review—Our Board of Review has been adjourned on 6/8/15 at
       6:45 p.m. until an undetermined time. 

p.) Steve Neshek—Grave Stones Maintenance within the Town’s CemeterySteve would like to repair and
       place the broken headstones within the Town’s cemetery.  The board decided to have Steve do what
       he needs to do to repair and place the damaged headstones.  The Clerk will contact Steve. 

q.)   Pond Permit/Ordinance with Town Regulations– Discussion took place with revoking this ordinance since
        the county has stricter regulations.  More discussion took place tonight.  The permit can give guidance
        to the board and let them know when heavy equipment will be on the road. 

        Paul Hermes will be contacted for permit fee suggestions.


r.)  Review and Adjust the 2015 Town of Black Creek Fee Schedule– Discussion took place.  County will be
     contacted.  Tabled until the next board meeting.


s.)   2015 Pavement Ratings are due to WisDOT by 12/15/2015—Knutzen will be contacting the County to
       complete the Towns Pavement Ratings.  The Clerk requested that we get an excel copy when it is


Local Government Property Insurance Fund upcoming changes were reviewed.


Correspondence taken care of.

Total bills for June:  Fox Communities = $33,562.42                           
List of June bills are attached.
MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to adjourn at 8:33 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                        Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                        Town of Black Creek


The next Monthly Town Board Meeting will be
Monday, July 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.